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tmarieApr. 24, 2014 - 07:11PM JST
Seriously? Of all the things they need to chat about Abe is taking him to look at robots??
Posted in: Robot diplomacy
tmarieApr. 24, 2014 - 07:10PM JST
**Shrines are places where you go and pray/worship. This guy now believes that shrines are something more than religious sites.
No one ever said that entertainers use their brains what so ever. All they have to do is look pretty smile and read pieces of paper. Wow, entertainers and politicians have a whole lot in common.**
Shrines are visited by tourist and Japanese alike to look at the buildings and take pictures. The bashing of this guy over this is pretty pathetic from a group of adults. He's certainly not a perfect kid but did any of you really have a clue about Yasukuni when you were his age? I didn't. Some of you need to look in the mirror and grow up.
Posted in: Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting Yasukuni shrine
tmarieApr. 24, 2014 - 07:07PM JST
For crying out loud we are talking about a meeting between the leaders of the world's largest and third-largest economies at a time of high tension in Asia and trivial idiots are asking questions like this.
Do you REALLY expect better??
On the news tonight. FFS Japan, get over yourself.
Posted in: Obama ate only half the sushi course: media
tmarieApr. 24, 2014 - 07:04PM JST
The other woman in this situation should have had more sense. It wouldn't have killed her, to just not meet the husband if it was making the wife unhappy.
Maybe this woman didn't know the wife was unhappy? Why on earth would she know unless the wife started calling her and bothering her?
The wife wants to fight for her marriage.
Clearly she just wants to fight. You don't try and save a marriage but suing someone for money.
Posted in: Judge sets new line for adultery in landmark case
tmarieApr. 24, 2014 - 03:59PM JST
Indeed! I just think bad manners and entitlement issues are a problem regardless of who the person is - mom, student, salaryman... If people thought about others a little more, the world would be nicer.
Posted in: Ministry says it's OK for 'baby cars' to hog space on public transport
tmarieApr. 24, 2014 - 03:16PM JST
How does one "force" someone to buy them things?? Blackmail?? Over what? The guy sounds like an idiot.
Posted in: Woman wrongly arrested by Osaka Pref police; 9th wrongful arrest since last July
tmarieApr. 24, 2014 - 03:14PM JST
Helping the weakest among us should be the halmark of a good society. Letting them struggle, should not. This goes for men or women negotiating trains with strollers.
How does having a stoller or a child make someone weak?? I'm all for helping those in need but the idea that mothers with kids are weaker bothers me. They gave birth. If anything, they're the strongest of the bunch here!
tmarieApr. 24, 2014 - 03:13PM JST
The wife should be thanking her, and kicking her miserable husbands sorry ass out.
But then she'd have to actually work for a living! Better to sue the friend! That'll make sure the husband is faithful and good!
Honest to god, this is stupid. I have dinner and drinks with male coworkers. I have attened fireworks with married men as nothing more than friends. Japan is so far behind the times when it comes ot men and women being friends is hurts. I encourage my husband to spend time with women so he can understand their feelings and point of view - and I know that if he says something stupid, they'll correct him, just like I do with my male friends and coworkers when they are idiots about helping out at home or with the kids. Huge lack of communication between the two sexes here and this only fuels it.
tmarieApr. 24, 2014 - 02:58PM JST
This isn't a newspaper article, it is a rant from a childless misanthrope.
Where does it say the writer is childless?
Do they ask for wheelchair bound to fold up their chair?
Don't folks in wheelchairs purchase a ticket? As far as I know, kids under a certain age ride for free - baby car or no baby car. If someone has bought a ticket and someone else hasn't and is getting a free ride, shouldn't the ticket purchaser get more space?
I'm pretty sure it's not OK for able-bodied childless salarymen to sit in the courtesy seats and pretend to be asleep but trains are full of selfish a-holes doing exactly that.
There is no law about courtesy seats. They are courtesy seats - they don't cost more and it isn't illegal for anyone to sit in them. However, those with manners usually don't. That being said, why on earth should an old person in hiking gear be given one of these seats when a salaryman has ust worked 15 hours and needs to sit down?
**Mothers with children should absolutely get priority. **
The issue here is people and their manners. Yes, some salary men are jerks and push on and off the train but I've also seen mothers with SUV stollers push folks out of the way and think that because they have a child, the sea must part for them. If everyone thought a little bit more about others, these kind of rants wouldn't happen.
That being said, I don't believe rush hour is a good time for babies and small kids to be on the trains/subways. However, some have to take them for various reasons. These are the folks I think who are rather well behaved because they are used to the commute. It's the "day trippers, my child have a right to be here" folks that screw it up for the rest of the parents who are sensible. I can't count how many times I have seen daycares/kindy schools get on during rush hour and screw it up for folks. Insane. That being said, I can't count how many times I have been oushed, knocked, shoved by an OL, salaryman or students. Some people behave like animals and have no consideration.
I'm not sure why folks are disagreeing with higher fees for rush hours. Many countries do this. Add in that companies here pay for travel, why not? Sounds great.
tmarieApr. 24, 2014 - 02:43PM JST
Is this really news? Are the Japanese so insecure that they need to comment on how much sushi Obama ate? The guy just got off a plane FFS. Maybe he's not hungry or maybe he doesn't like sushi? For god's sake, get over the food obession Japan.
tmarieApr. 23, 2014 - 07:38PM JST
Laugh if you like but Japan will not come off looking good with this because many of his screaming little fans will actually look up Yasukuni and will not like nor agree with what it stands for. This guy has just given the Chinese and the Koreans more publicity than they could ever dream of.
Personally, I'm glad he apologized and raised awareness on this issue. The Japanese government needs to grow up and stop going. Plenty of other places to pay your respects at.
tmarieApr. 23, 2014 - 06:00PM JST
Nope. Not even close. Japan is far too traditional and if you look at the political system, it hasn't changed at that much - passed down from family to family, the same elite, the same BS and the same stubborn attitudes and refusal to change.
Japan is not even for lifestyle and pop culture - Singapore and HK are miles ahead of Japan in terms of being "western" in terms of lifestyle, work and environment.
Posted in: In the world of geopolitics, do you think of Japan as part of the West?
tmarieApr. 22, 2014 - 07:46PM JST
Every country got right to do for own country so outsider should not complain.
Great, so will Japan stop crying about the comfort women statues in the US as the American Koreans have a right to do what they like?
Posted in: 146 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine
tmarieApr. 22, 2014 - 05:39PM JST
Taxes go up, Japan gets hated even more in Asian, these idiots pissed off their neighbours and the US and what does the public do?Nada.
tmarieApr. 22, 2014 - 05:30PM JST
Did they pay the bill? If not, I see nothing wrong with demanding the money now. Better late than never. If they did pay, China's bad.
Posted in: Japan lodges protest against China's seizure of Mitsui O.S.K ship
tmarieApr. 22, 2014 - 05:28PM JST
I agree that JP is safe and not violent in recent history.
Gee, wasn't it just a few weeks ago a guy in Nagiya decided to go nuts and drive his car into a crowd? Good thing he didn't get out and stab anyone like the nut in Tokyo a few years ago. Let's not talk about the random stabbings that have happened recently in Tokyo and Osaka on trains and in stations...
Why on earth are codeS (with an S) written on the same paper? It amazes how few serious incidents happen here with the blind leading the blind...
Posted in: Lost codes spark airport scramble on eve of Obama's arrival
tmarieApr. 18, 2014 - 06:31PM JST
** If they started hiring foreigners, the local boy would loose ALL their customers :)**
Isn't that what eikaiwa teachers are for? Plus, I don't think everyone finds overweight, hairy, pasty white guys all that attractive,regardless of what some of the locals may tell you to your face.
Posted in: Women, money and time: Behind the scenes with Japan’s 'King of Hosts'
tmarieApr. 18, 2014 - 06:24PM JST
Izakayas need whale meat for customers.
Perhaps they could use the tonnes stored in freezers first??
Posted in: Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt
tmarieApr. 18, 2014 - 01:27PM JST
This is sad - and such an indication of our throw away culture. What a massive waste. People are dying for water in other countries and Portland does this?
Posted in: Portland flushes reservoir after man urinates in it
tmarieApr. 18, 2014 - 01:26PM JST
At least "they" have a sense of humour, which you apparently don't.
Where is the humour in this? Arty? Perhaps. Cultural? Sure. Humourous??? Care to explain?
Posted in: Air France geisha poster prompts satirical home-made fixes
Apr. 25, 2014 - 04:37PM JST
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Posted in: Marchers in Ikebukuro fete Hitler's 125th birthday anniversary
Apr. 25, 2014 - 04:28PM JST
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